Press Release: Pharos Tutors under new ownership
Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd has been purchased by Dr Karen Cummings DipGen, with the change in ownership effective immediately.
Helen Osborn, co-founder and owner of the business since its inception in 2005, has sold the business to allow her to focus on other interests.
Karen Cummings, who has been the Course Director for Pharos since October last year, is an established genealogist, tutor and speaker. She is one of our longstanding tutors and has taught and written a number of Pharos courses over the last 6 years. Students who have been on Karen’s courses will testify to her enthusiasm about Pharos courses and the subjects she teaches.
Karen Cummings, new owner (right), with Helen Osborn
Helen says “Pharos has been a large part of my life for 15 years and it now needs new vision and fresh enthusiasm to take it forwards. Karen shares my love of imparting the best genealogy tutoring and inspiration to all genealogists no matter where they are in their educational journey. She brings many skills to Pharos so I am really thrilled that she is stepping into my place. I know the company will not only be in safe hands, but will build on current successes and go from strength to strength.”
Karen says “When Helen told me she was thinking of selling Pharos I jumped at the opportunity to buy the company. I’ve been a student, a tutor and then the Course Director for Pharos and, as we were moving things forward, I was constantly reminded of that 1980s marketing campaign “I liked it so much I bought the company”. We have the most amazing group of Tutors here at Pharos, I am in exceptionally good company. Like the other tutors, I am passionate about delivering high quality courses to students, providing them with tools to become better genealogists, and giving them the opportunity to ask questions along the way. We have over forty different courses currently running and more in development, and I am very excited about taking Pharos forward into the future”.
09th December, 2013
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The Society of Genealogists have now announced their programme of events for next year. It promises to be a busy year with a number of lectures, talks and other events planned. The events cover a wide range of subjects of interest to most family historians. There is also a strong military theme to coincide with the anniversary of the start of the First World War happening next year.
If you'd like to improve your family history knowledge or keep up to date with latest developments, there's full details on The Society of Genealogists website.
The latest range of courses have been announced by the Society of Genealogists. There is a good range of courses available for both the amateur and experienced family historian. A selection of the courses include:
Wed 2 Oct 14:00 Tracing French Ancestry
Sat 5 Oct 14:00-17:00 Heraldry: Its Language, Grants and Inheritance of Arms
Wed 9 Oct 14:00 Charities and their Records at The National Archives for Family Historians
Sat 12 Oct 10:30-17:00 Family Historian Software for Beginners and Refreshers
Wed 16 Oct 14:00 My Ancestor Was a Hatmaker
Sat 19 Oct 10:30-13:00 Marriage and Courtship in the 1800's
The full course itinerary can be found at http://www.sog.org.uk/books-courses/events-courses/
If you would like more information, please contact the events department at the Society of Genealogists on 020 7553 3290 or by email: email@example.com
Reading through the latest issue of the monthly journal from the Society of Genealogists, there's a few interesting courses and lectures scheduled in over the next couple of weeks. On the 22 June, Simon Fowler gives a talk on 'Making the Best Use of The National Archives Website' and on the 29th June, AlecTritton talks about 'Nonconformist Ancestors - including 19th Century Sects'.
More details on both these talks and other events can be found on the Society of Genealogists website.